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Re: kill builtin incorrectly works with -s -n and -PGID options


From: Eric Blake
Subject: Re: kill builtin incorrectly works with -s -n and -PGID options
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 06:17:36 -0700
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According to Roman Rakus on 12/11/2009 6:08 AM:
> kill builtin incorrectly thinks that -PGID is signal name even if the
> signal name is set by -s or -n option.
> 
> address@hidden ~]$ kill -s TERM -5032
> bash: kill: 5032: invalid signal specification

Not necessarily a bug.  POSIX requires that portable shell use:

kill -s TERM -- -5032

when targetting a process group.  But it is certainly an area for QoI
enhancement, if Chet wants to accept your patch as an extension allowed by
POSIX.

- --
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake             address@hidden
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